Sherry Bennett, Ph.D.
Chair of the Data Coalition Advisory Board and Chief Data Scientist, DLT Solutions, a Tech Data company
Dr. Sherry Bennett serves as Chief Data Scientist for DLT, a Tech Data company. As the Chief Data Scientist for DLT, she is responsible for the vision and oversight of DLT’s Data Innovation technology stack, which accelerates the capabilities and development of analytical and AI enabled organizations within the public sector.
Prior to her tenure at DLT, Dr. Bennett spent more than 15 years in higher education, where, in her roles as Chief Data Officer and Data Scientist, she was responsible for establishing global data science teams and decision support services for universities. One of her most notable roles before joining DLT, was serving as Divisional Vice President at Laureate International Universities where she led the creation and management of a global business intelligence and data science team, serving the information needs for a portfolio of universities across North and South America, Europe, and Asia. Prior to joining DLT, Sherry was serving as the Chief Data Officer at University of Maryland Global Campus, the largest online public university in the United States.
Dr. Bennett began her career in academia, serving as an Assistant Professor at Rice University teaching statistics and international political economy courses to undergraduate and graduate students as well as managing a quantitative research portfolio. Dr. Bennett has a Ph.D. and B.A. in Political Science from Michigan State University.